Now the snow has finally cleared and the temperatures risen above minus five, Chris and I have completed the initial digging at the allotment.
We now have three and a half planting areas which we have covered with clear plastic to warm up the soil over the next few weeks and encourage the weeds to grow so we can pull them out and make final preparations for planting.
We do still have a largish area available but we shall work our way into this as time and our experience progresses. We may use it in the Autumn, or open it up for planting next year.
Our next job will be to create a seedbed area where we can initially sow our plants before transplanting to the main growing areas.
We have a general idea of what we will be growing and this will develop over the next couple of weeks.